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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Game #199: “Steal the Water Balloon” (Big Group Game)

SUMMER IS FADING FAST, BUT IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SQUEEZE ONE MORE “WATER FUN” GAME DURING THIS LATER SUMMER HEAT WAVE! 

HERE IS A QUICK LITTLE SIMPLE GAME THAT TAKE AN OLD CLASSIC TO A WET N WILD NEW LEVEL. 


SUPPLIES:

  • 30-40 water balloons
  • 1 kiddie pool
  • 4 cones
GAME PLAY:
Quick explanation:This is a wet, fun summertime version of the old “steal the bacon” game.

Before the Game:
  • Fill up all of your water balloons
  • Place kiddie pool in center of your playing area
  • Place all of your water balloons in your kiddie pool
  • Using cones define 2 team lines on the either end of your playing area
Playing:
  • Divide up in 2 equal teams
  • Give everyone on each team a number, so that there is a member from each team with a  Give the “quick explanation” and rules
  • Begin each round announcing a number.
  • Players from each team with that number must run out to the center 
  •  The player that reaches the center first and can grab a water balloon is “it” and must “tag” the other player with the water balloon before that player can make it back to their teams side
  •  A point is scored for when a player can successfully “tag” an opposing player.
Rules:
  • Only the first player to he center may grab a balloon. 
  • “It” player may either physically touch the opposing player with the balloon or throw it to successfully “tag” that player. 
  • A point is only scored if a player is successfully tagged by the water balloon, a water balloon breaking on the ground and splashing does not count
Winner(s): The winning team is the one that has the most tags.

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